Academic

Some papers listed here

Meaning in improvised music

I’m working on some analysis of the music that comes out of human+computer music performances. One of the problems is working out what I should/could be looking for. There is a shit-ton of analysis of notes-on-paper music, a little of electroacoustic/acousmatic, hardly any of improv. Following the EA route as the closest match, the idea […]

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2nd Music Philosophy workshop

27 May 2015 The 2nd workshop on the philosophy of human+computer music has been set. Paper sessions and a keynote performance from Pete Furniss – call and registration details here.

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City University listening group

27 March 2015 I will be presenting my work at the City University listening group.

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Music philosophy day

I recently organised a Royal Musical Association Music Philosophy Study Group workshop on philosophy of human+computer music, held here at the University of Sheffield. We had keynotes in the morning, then a whole afternoon of discussion with live music. Further details of what we were trying to achieve can be found  here. It seemed to go […]

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CRASSH conference

I gave a paper at a CRASSH-hosted conference, Creativity, Circulation and Copyright: Sonic and Visual Media in the Digital Age. The event was live-blogged by Joe Bennett, the post about my paper is here. My abstract was as follows: Human-machine creative collaboration and copyright: improvisation-driven music systems Copyright can be problematic in areas unforeseen by legislators. […]

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SOUND THOUGHT

11 January 2014  Soundthought CCA, Glasgow, 7pm MS Laminate “It started strongly with the straightforward but powerfully effective Laminate by Mark Summers, in which the fragile clicks and scratchings he drew from his expressive caressing of a viola da gamba were looped through four speakers surrounding the listeners, building to a dense, thick wall of sound that […]

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PhD synopsis (so far)

Performing with improvisation-driven music systems. I am looking at instrument + computer music from the instrumentalist’s point of view. There has been much written about the computer systems but relatively little about what it is like to play with them as an instrumentalist. I am specifically interested in systems that require no outside control (mediation) […]

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